Having wanted to be an artist since childhood, Aamina has built a practice of taking photos, and making digital and print works. A long way from flat noseless portrait drawings of her childhood, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a minor in Art History.
As a multimedia artist and director of DCODE gallery, she makes work which incorporates her other interests, in Graphic Design, Coding and Bookmaking. In addition to exploring the familiar and everyday sights of Richmond through images, she shares her creative compositions on Instagram.
Within a gallery space I created, the inaugural show, Translations, came from my interest in translating flattened imagery back into 3d language. The information and form, both lost and gained in this translation was just as important as the original and resulting images. The largest print imagery I worked with was the in-between, the transliteration/process, as opposed to just showcasing the final translation. The work leans heavily on technology including the production and a virtual installation on a handmade website. DCODE and Translations serves to show the realness of the virtual and the form of the flat.